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. it was downgraded to a category 3. state leaders are still not taking chances. virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for never the storm could bring. courtney robinson has more details from the satellite center. it's good it has been downgraded. >> it is. there's a hurricane watch in place in virginia on the coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blew through the mile-per- with 135 - hour winds, leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly present allen banks of north carolina. officials are preparing and many beachgoers are evacuating already. in ocean city, maryland to the town officials are preparing for the worst. lifeguards have rescued many swimmers from dangerous recurrence in the past few days. >> i never thought i would be in that position before. i was really scared. they got me alex. >> virginia is bracing as well, getting ready for a state of emergency. the current projections put it 200 miles off virginia beach. too close for comfort as it coul
way from 121 down towards the split. our next stop 66 headed eastbound in virginia. all clear, nice and green. you're moving at speed here through centreville and ending with a glance at 95 headed southbound. near the thornburg area we're getting word of some brush fires taking away some lanes for drivers right before route 3. you're definitely going to want to watch for crews. my advice, avoid this if you can. 95 and thornburg avoid it if you can. >>> hurricane earl is continuing to spin towards the east coast. it's forecast to at least graze north carolina's outer banks or more late thursday but virginia's governor isn't taking any chances. governor bob mcdonnell will declare an emergency later this morning. 9news now's kristin fisher has the latest. >> reporter: well current forecast put the eye of the storm hitting just about 200 miles east of virginia beach but governor bob mcdonnell is not taking any chances. he wants to go ahead and declare an emergency today just in case earl comes closer to making landfall so the national guard and state manual personnel have enough time to
in, in the next half hour. hey, virginia it's 66 headed eastbound you're already slow. from 50 over to 153 that's plus five minutes and that is growing and let's look at some 90s now. video, this is from yesterday. this is the scene out on 95 southbound near -- or after thornburg and this is a tractor- trailer that was on fire as you can see it sparked some brush fires in the area. we're still dealing with this problem this morning. in fact, crews still on the scene this morning taking away lanes as needed. so expect to slowdown. we're not seeing delays anything like this right now and expect to slowdown crossing over thornburg right before route 3. i'll send it back to peggy. >>> at top of the hour here's a look at some of the stories happening today. mid east peace talks come to washington. it's the first face-to-face meeting in two years. >>> ground breaking today for a new home for the national cancer institute. it's off shady grove road in rockville, maryland. eventually it will house 2100 workers. >>> the dramatic candidate for mayor in d.c. take part in a debate today. it's
. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. courtney robinson is live in a satellite center with more details. what is the latest? >> a hurricane watch is in place for n.c. and virginia coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blue through the caribbean at 135 miles an hour, ves off andh roof leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly pressing the outer banks of north carolina. officials are preparing. many beachgoers are evacua
from last night when most people went to bed, hurricane watch now issued for the virginia coastline in addition to most of the north carolina. got a map to show you. we'll take another quick look at earl. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, that is under a hurricane watch. the watch has been extended. don't be surprised if later today, it is not extended further north up into maryland, maybe new jersey, up into southern new england later this afternoon. 125miles per hour. that makes it a category three storm. it has lost a little steam overnight. still a very formidable, very powerful hurricane. so tracking off to the north and west at 16 miles per hour. it will be just off outer banks by overnight thursday into friday morning. so we'll see how things start to go downhill here over the next couple of days. for us, just a hot one. right now, we are in the 70s. 76 at reagan national. 70 in baltimore. 71 for you in ocean city. our forecast is easy. lots of sunshine. it will be hot this afternoon with highs back in the middle 90s. 95 intown. 96 in waldorf. 94, one of the coole
under way in parts of north carolina. prep rigs are under way from delaware, maryland and virginia's beaches down the eastern seaboard. laura evans has the latest developments. >> reporter: hurricane earl pushing through the area with high winds slamming the dominican republic. all is calm along the u.s. mid- atlantic beaches but that is about to change. earl is already making himself known along the coast with very rough water. in ocean city, he is churning huge riptides. >> we have a heighten awareness and should it be necessary, we'll take protective mitigation effort, actions for the city as a whole. >> we'll adjust the swimming regulation as cordingly. we'll limit people going into the water up to knee deep. >> reporter: the vicious riptides have already prompted hundreds of rescues. the water looks calm buts that proven to be very dangerous. one woman may have been paralyzed by the injuries she suffered. >> you feel the current. >> it was pulling me. you could feel it pulling you back into the ocean. >> hopefully, we'll be safe and sound and people will able to come down to t
you have an emergency plan? >> meanwhile, virginia governor mcdonald plans to declare an emergency in the commonwealth. that will allow the national guard and the state emergency personnel to have enough time to get in place, should the hurricane change course. hurricane watches have been issued for virginia. art howard has been looking at the maps and has the latest. howard? >> let's reiterate. yes, it's category 3, 125 miles per hour sustained wind. it's a little weaker but still a major hurricane. here's the hurricane warnings in eastern north carolina and you can see the entire outer banks to the state line. now, around here, hurricane -- south open but tidewater, norfolk and hampton roads up have to watch out. this is likely to be upgrade to a tropical storm warning, maybe tonight or tomorrow, as we get closer 24 hours out. those are the warnings as they stand now. the hurricane itself is well defined, impressive looking, color enhanced, you can see the clouds wrapping around the center. it has a chance to get stronger moving north and east. on 9 futurecast, you can see the st
been extended to include the virginia coastline. the storm has weakened. but let's go to vipir. first a quick look at hurricane watch. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, virginia, under a hurricane watch. don't be surprised if this doesn't get extended up into new jersey this afternoon. now to vipir. let's take a look the at storm -- at the storm, maximum winds 125, gusts over 140 and charging off to the north and west at 16 miles per hour. likely to keep this intensity as it approaching the carolina coastline overnight thursday and into friday morning and then charge up the coast during the day on friday. so watch this carefully over the next couple of days. locally we're doing fine. today is going to be another hot, sunny day with afternoon high temperatures back into the 90s. currently we're 76 degrees at reagan national. humidity 65%. winds shifting later out of the south here at about 5 miles per hour. but all in all, not a bad day. 95 degrees the afternoon high with a lot of sunshine. one more hot afternoon and then we'll start a cooldown which will include 80s this w
as it was a few hours ago. want to mention a hurricane watch has now been extended for the virginia coastline up to just south and east of ocean city. let's get to local weather. we are mild. 77degrees. humidity, 64%. winds are out of the south and west at five miles per hour. pressure down a little bit. this area of happen that has been giving us the heat starting to break down. winds will shift a little bit today. this will be the last day of extreme heat as we get into tomorrow and particularly friday. things will start to cool off a little bit as earl approaches here. one more hot afternoon. 95degrees. only a code orange air quality. that is a little better than yesterday. >> earl will cool things down for us toward the end of the week. >> the cool front will cool us down. more on that in a minute. >> okay. >> let's get a look at traffic with lauren demarco. >> right now, light volume helping us out. can you take a live look out there at 66 courtesy of trafficland as you head inbound. no problems through manassas approaching route 50 fair oaks. we have reports of a disabled vehicle blocking
at stories making headlines this morning. a lorton, virginia, community mourning the loss of a young mother and two of her children. they were killed in a house fire yesterday. 24-year-old ally anderson was able to save three of her five kids by lowering them down to her uncle on the ground. >>> theresa lewis will be executed in virginia tonight. the first punishment of this type for a woman in the commonwealth in a century. she was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and her stepson back in october of 2002. so far the governor has decided not to grant clemency. lewis is scheduled to be put to death by ion at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. >>> gray and michelle rhee scheduled to meet. it will be a closed discussion at city hall at noon today. gray has said that her future in the position would lie heavily based on this conversation today. >>> 7:16 right now. got some city business. now some business that all of us are going to want to listen to. >> hot and humid. we're going to have to open up the pools again. >> why do they shu
the virginia-north carolina border. here is the radar monitoring the progress. heavy rain is getting to the outer banks. the center of the storm is simply to the south and east of ocean city where high winds and rough surf and a showery weather is expected. if it takes a turn to the east, we will avoid some tougher whether. >> we will check back with you in a couple of minutes. in addition, you can follow in a hurricane at wbaltv.com. we also want to let you know, starting tomorrow, we will have live coverage from ocean city as maryland gets ready for earl. after more than seven years of war, president barack obama made the end to the u.s. combat in iraq officials today. obama was quick to point out that this was not a victory speech. >> the president's speech from the oval office last about 15 minutes. thousands watch as he made the monumental announcement, including those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the years since the war began. >> operation iraqi freedom is over. >> as the president made the formal announcement, hundreds of hundreds -- hundreds of thousands of homeless and
and waiting, hurricane earl, category 3 headed to virginia now. >> the big question is will it come to ocean city? how bad is it going to be? everybody is getting ready for the worst. we're going to justin berk watching earl. >> ocean city, we're going to follow the storm for you beginning tomorrow. the weather station, 75 degrees, great weather for them. light winds, all will deteriorate tomorrow night and friday. we're watching in rehoboth. and another hot sunny day, 95, sunny to partly cloudy skies. right now kim brown has the latest on traffic. >> we're looking good so far on the roadways, it's going to be slow us a make your way around the beltway this morning. it's starting to jam on the outer loop here at old court road. expect your usual slowdowns between 795 down towards 70 and the baltimore national pike. top side of the outer loop on the northeast side also pretty slow between harford road and dulaney valley road. no accidents. baltimore county and harford county, we'll tell you about that in a few minutes. >> it's sunny and hot. you're not in the mood to think about earl but this
of emergency is expected in maryland, virginia and north carolina. >>> we have much more still ahead this morning as fox 5 morning news at 4:30 begins now. >>> good morning to you. it is thursday morning, september 2nd, 2010 as we get a live look over our nation's capital off in the distance there you see the washington monument. we are dealing with hot temperatures in our area. the coastal areas bracing for hurricane earl. my pal tucker barnes is here to kind of bring us up to date on all of that stuff. >> good morning to you. >> good morning, friend. >> lots going on. let's take a look at vipir and give you the latest on hurricane earl. look at that, an incredibly powerful hurricane. winds 140 miles per hour, gusts over 155. this is a very, very powerful storm. pressure has been falling during the last several hours. likely to maintain its intensity as it approached the north carolina coastline during the overnight hours tonight. we are about 18 to 24 hours away tray possible landfall. looks like it will just scoot along the coast but it could be too close to call. could make a bri
. the state of emergency is in effect in maryland, virginia and north carolina. >> as we've seen with some recent storms, you get 40, 50- mile an hour winds, you could do some damage. >> absolutely. >> there is a live look outside. 77degrees for us but shoot, we've seen about 40-mile per hour winds without a hurricane here. >> some of the big thunderstorms, we had 60, 70- mile we are hour winds. you are talking 140-mile per hour winds with gusts over 160 miles per hour. this is a very big storm. let's get to it. we'll talk local weather first. i will give you the latest with earl. 77degrees as gurvir mentioned. annapolis, 77. 73 in fredericksburg. 68 in frederick. 66 in martinsburg. lets agive you latest here and let's get to it. satellite-radar, showing you we have some very quiet conditions across the washington area. as we get into the afternoon hours, we'll await the arrival of some of the cloud cover associated with earl here pushing in from the south and southeast. you can see we'll get a little bit of cloud cover. that will hold temperatures back a degree or two. cold front out to t
. it was later in september that year when hurricane isabel took aim at the mid-atlantic. she blasted virginia beach towns before moving inland and weakening to a tropical storm. normally that would be a good thing but not considering the size of the storm. even though it's center was moving across western maryland and pennsylvania, its circulation was pushing water back up the bay causing epic flooding, from annapolis to downtown baltimore. people were wading or paddling just to try to get around. >>> now we want you to know that you can get the latest on earl's path on our website, abc2news.com. we're going to have up-to-the-minute forecasts and the latest updates from everyone that earl has an impact. state with abc 2 news throughout the week. we'll have live team coverage starting thursday until after earl has passed us by. >>> in other news tonight, baltimore city police and firefighter unions are sounding the alarm or pension dispute. the unions are holding rallies including one tonight downtown. members say they'll continue to protect baltimore even if city officials, in their words, ha
this morning, larry sabato is the director of the center for politics at the university of virginia and we know that you don't go with your feelings, you've been doing a lot of home work on all of this, larry, and we're glad to have you with us this morning, welcome. >> thank you martha. i also can't sing, so that's another reason. martha: we're told to rely on the numbers, right? i hear you there. i hear you there. all right, let's talk about this. we've seen a change, an uptick in the numbers of republican seats that you see getting picked up here, house, senate, and also, on the governor level. what do you think has changed since that election? >> fundamentally it's the economy but a lot of other things. obviously it happened over the summer. this summer has been a disaster for democrats, almost everything has gone wrong for them, the bottom has fallen out, you stressed senate and house. i think the most significant returns are actually at the gubernatorial level, the state legislative level. i hope people will go, by the way, to center for politics.org and click on the crystal ball and read
:16. a hurricane watch has been extended to virginia beaches. it's creeping up the coast. it's a matter of timing and expecting conditions within the next 36-48 hours as we're a day and a half away from the storm impact us weather-wise. waves will build up today and tomorrow and then really especially as they head through friday morning. there's hurricane earl, fiona lagging behind. winds now 125 miles per hour. it's a category 3 storm, weaker than it was just yesterday, but it's still a major hurricane and still chugging to the northwest at 14 miles per hour, which means it's a fast-moving system and although it's slowing down a little bit, it's still expected to be a fast pass as it rolls up the east coast. that was a fast transition. i want to show you what we're expecting. winds forecast to be 120 miles per hour when it's off the north carolina coastline, and the actual hurricane force winds in this deeper shading here, it's 90 miles across clipping the outer banks, will it clip ocean this? the next time frame is the evening hours through saturday morning. we're right on the edge in ocean cit
the east coast right now and virginia is now under a state of emergency. evacuations are also underway. live team coverage is coming up. >> you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00, a very busy night. keep it here. we'll be right back.  >>> a gunman with hostages and your baby's daycare steps away. the real life nightmare next. ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty [ announcer ] hefty bags with unscented odor block technology... help neutralize odors and stop the stinkies. ♪ stinky, stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty >>> continuing our coverage now of the discovery channel gunman, a man burst into the discovery communications building in silver spring around 1:00 this afternoon armed with a gun. explosives strapped to his body. police say james lee took a security guard and two other men hostage after a four-hour standoff police shooting and killing lee after they saw him point his gun at one of the hostages. the standoff didn't just affect discovery workers, but some very young children. a daycare center is housed on the first
closer to home. hurricane watches are in effect all the way up to virginia beach. a tropical storm watch may be issued for ocean city tomorrow. the time watch will be during the day friday. friday is the day things will be affected as the storm passes off shore. if it passes 200 miles offshore, the winds extended out 200 miles from the center. with could still see tropical conditions with heavy rain and big waves. wave heights could be up to 15 feet high and ocean city. the rip currents will be dangerous all weekend. the only day it affects the delmarva beaches will be on friday. we might get some rain in baltimore on friday, but it will be from the front, not the storm. very little effect here in baltimore. mostly sunny today with high temperatures in the mid 90's. sunrise coming up in just a few minutes. mostly clear tonight. temperatures dropping back to around 70 tonight. it will be another hot day on thursday, 92. the front comes through on friday. that gives us the chance for some showers and thunderstorms. then we chop off about 15 degrees. temperatures will be in the 70's on satu
of them take it closer and, one, model takes it over parts of virginia, and over parts of eastern maryland. out toward ocean city and salisbury. so watch it closely. the bulk of them are outtover the atlantic. so that's what we are definitely watching. those could shift over the next several days ere. downtoww. lining at the relatively quiett3 conditions. looking at quiet conditions down. clear skies. relatively nice night. 77 degrees w winds out of the west-southwest at three. high today was 95. low 64. cootinue to see a warmmtrend for the next couple of days, until changes move in from the nnrthwest. 86 in baltimore. 82 dc. 83 in hagerstown. and bigger picture shows high pressure could be the saving grace from the storm. because the high will try to push it back ouu to the atlantic. and we have a cold front that will drop the temperatures down. thattis cominggin from the northwest that. will get here by thursday night. giving us a chance for showers into thursday niiht, friday. proposals you can see the clouds starting to approach in as this is associated with hurricane earl. so we will
through virginia beach and north carolina and outer banks where they're expecting the biggest blow from earl. there's the cold front itself. we have high pressure off the coast and running into the heat. this cold front is going to end the heat. but they're helping to steer earl. earl is expected to clip its way across the out are banks of the carolinas. cape hatious may feel some mild hurricane-force winds. the model shows that it doesn't really reach ocean city we'll be in this little zone between both systems. it does help to push the storm off the shore. 150 miles away from ocean city they may get outer are rain band and squalls and probably winds 40, 50 miles an hour. but nothing from earl in baltimore. today's high 95. a little cool down to 93. earl passing together east and maybe a thundershower in the eastern shore and 86 on friday with winds increasing. but the temperatures dropping off in the low zeros over the weekend -- low 80s over the weekend and we should stay nice and dry through labor day. one little blip that we call earl. >> say yes, you agree. >> i agree. >> we'll sw
are a little bit color. petersburg, west virginia near 100. it is the 53rd time that the airport has hit 90 or better this year. we are 1 away from tying the record of 54 for a number of days in the 90's in a single year. it looks like we will tie that tomorrow and probably go past that as we work our way through september. 65-77 for the overnight low, but things are about to change. it will stay clear tonight, and a good deal of sun tomorrow, but to weather systems -- two weather systems showing aea up. rl is one of three tropical systems -- earl is a power pack, category 4 storm. it has gone back between category three and four. the water is very warm here and is moving into favorable conditions. the eye has tightened up. it is a category 4 storm with winds over -- wind over155 make it a category five. it is just east of cape had it -- take hatter's as we go into the early morning hours friday. it is sitting out there over the warm waters of the atlantic. instead of moving more toward us, it will take a turn to the northeast. the front coming in from the mountains will help to keep it out
, with hurricane watches for north carolina and virginia. evacuations are under way in north carolina this morning. sam is there. and we'll have the very latest for us this morning. >> it moved a little east overnight. still a serious threat. >>> our other top story, the president's address from his new oval office last night. saying after seven years of war in iraq, it's time to turn the page and focus on fixing our economy at home. the official handover ceremony takes place in baghdad today. 50,000 troops will remain in iraq. nearly 100,000 in afghanistan. we'll speak with the vice president about what comes next. >>> and a stunning end to the alaska senate race. republican lisa murkowski concedes the race to joe miller, in what may be one of the biggest upsets in the 2010 election. >> the tea party showing so much strength in the republican primaries. >>> we want to get straight to hurricane earl. it's been almost 20 years since a storm this massive threatens such a large portion of the east coast. our team is portioned across the storm path. and we start with sam in north carolina. >> good mor
kratovil and i approve this message. ú% >>> new this morning, a virginia company responsible for flights in the baltimore--ashingttn reeion is under fire for a -eeulted in crashes.hat almost the company over ees affect traffii controlllrs including at bbi and dulles and reagan national. dozens offer. >> reporter:!!of,er.>> reporte,. >>> here's going to be a sneak peek of some the cars that are going to be featured. the race. aa a particippte in it's all expectee to take downú downtown at labor day weekend next year. >>> now with hurricane earl barreling towarr the east coast be changing.ace vackii acationy >>> good morning. ppople are going to ravel over thhs weekend or do you not know yet, because you don't know what hurricane earl is going to do? ú-the path of the hurricane is3 chhnging. we got the watch for the neet 72 hours to see. we arr projecting more mariners maryyanders to travel this year. we're anticipating 631,000, that is an inccease off10% lasttyear. planes. >> mostly driving. that seems to beea tradition on the labor dii holiday. they intend to log a round trip. it m
's moving up to the north to virginia, merchandise, and all the way up into the northeast later today. welcome to willie -- can i call it morning willie at this point? >> yeah. you've been here so long. >> joe and mika have one more day off. heading into the weekend, luckily, chris jansing is here to save us. >> as good as you get? sorry about that! >> we have a great panel with us. andrew ross sorkin. mike crowley is here from "time" magazine and joining us political reporter bob costa. aever also from washington, d.c., sam stein. the average age on the set right now, 17 years old. >> they asked where are the grown-ups. i'm it. >> we have a lot to talk about this morning but the headline, chris, hurricane earl. >> what a mess is out out there. hurricane earl is racing up the east coast after lashing eastern north carolina with severe rain and powerful winds this morning. for more on how the northeast is preparing for the storm we turn to the weather channel's julie martin who is in ocean city, maryland. good morning. >> good morning, chris. yeah, we're next here at ocean city, m.d. i
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